falshh, I too switched to the green machines for 2006 and am loving them!
I originally started racing again in 2000 and that meant 426 with a compression release and tdc to start. Any of you remember that?? Man, I am not missing those days. You did not want to stall that bike.
Rode/raced new yami's every year until finally switching to the Honda
in 04, because the 03 YZ450 left my hands bloody after every ride. I mean they where literally bloody and blistered.
My big mistake was the 05 CRF450. Never could make that front end work very well.
Love the Yami's and the yellow one this year looks fantastic. I have never liked the way the blue plastic looks like crap after you roll it off the floor. Wish they would go white or even back to yellow.
Ultimately had to go green this year as Kawasaki
is in their up cycle where they spend all the money, time, technology, to climb to the top of the heap. they typically will then coast for a few years, but it's good to be with them on the up swing.